Product Of The Day: For HongKongers, IPAs from Tai-Pan Beer Co.


The Tai-Pan Beer Co. is sourcing Australia’s best craft beers and ciders. First and foremost, they’re seeking out taste. But just as much of the taste of a great craft brew makes the beer, we like to hear their stories behind the beer – how they started out, what they’ve been through, where they’ve come from, we like the characters behind the craft. Oh and the beers we choose win awards – a lot of awards, it always helps.

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Below are some of Tai-Pan Beer Co.’s best tasting IPAs…


Bridge Road Brewer’s Bling IPA


HK$32.00 (BOTTLE)


Winner Best British Style IPA at the 2014 Hong Kong International Beer Awards

Bridge Road Brewers have created their own take on a more traditional beer style – India Pale Ale, originally a heavily hopped beer developed for the long haul from England to India by boat. Fresh hops were added to the barrel and the alcohol was bolstered to ensure the beer went the distance on the high seas. Bling, is a huge beer, with all the bells and whistles. This ale is armed to the teeth with hops and studded with 24 carrot modified malts. At Bridge Road we’ve gone all out to make an IPA that screams hops and malt but still keeps balance in mind. Try matching this beer it with anything spicy or enjoy this malt and hop mouth full on its own. We love it, and hope you do, too.

Alc/Vol: 5.8%


Holgate Hopinator Imperial IPA


HK$38.00 (BOTTLE)


Big, bold and bitter, this independent Americanthumbs its nose at tradition and challenges true beer lovers to “hopup.” Let your taste buds know who’s the boss.

Our Hopinator is a modern day beersuper-power, goes off like the 4th of July and is bigger than Texas! In thissupersized India Pale Ale we pack in an exceptional amount of American Chinook,Centennial, Citra and Aussie Topaz hops resulting in a brash bitterness thatvies for palate dominance over a smooth caramel malt bill.

ABV7.5%  OG1.067   IBU80   EBC27


Murray’s Big Wednesday IPA


HK$35.00 (bottle)


Murray’s Big Wednesday India Pale Ale (IPA) is an explosion of hop flavour and aroma. An IPA with a twist, it is brewed without a standard bittering hop addition and without using any rich crystal malts in the grain bill.

Big Wednesday is a drier IPA with an emphasis on strong hop flavour and drinkability. Bucketloads of fresh New Zealand hops added late in the brewing process give Big Wednesday its unique bittersweet balance.

Its blend of the NZ Riwaka, Motueka and Pacifica hops combine for a uniquely fruity hop aroma and flavour that leaps from the glass – almost over the top but very moreish.

At 6% ABV it demands respect but is dangerously drinkable for its size.

Great on its own or with hot and spicy foods such as Szechaun.


Holgate Roadtrip IPA


HK$118.00 (4-PACK)


A supercharged but dangerously sessionable All-American hop-bomb, this golden hued IPA is loaded up with multiple additions of Chinook, Centennial and Citra hops from the Pacific Northwest of the USA, resulting in an explosion of piney, citrus and grapefruit flavour and aroma.

Alc/Vol: 5.8% OG1.053 IBU65 EBC13



To put it simply, we’ve come together for the love of beer. Clichéd, yes we know.While other kids were running around with cricket bats and footballs we were sitting back and wondering what barley was made out of and whether the Easter bunny brought the best hops (boom!). We’ve come from 3 continents to make Hong Kong our home. We’ve spent time dodging darts in the old Globe, running for the Lamma ferry, trippingdown the steps of Elgin St, and we’ve been in Wan Chai when we shouldn’t have – and survived it all. Heck, we even remember when the cricket club was in Central (ok not quite). So whether you’ve been in Hong Kong since before ’97, have just arrived off the boat or have never left, come join us and try some of the best craft beers and ciders that the world has to offer…We’ve all been there – you walk in and see the same 5 beers on tap, the same 5 bottles in the fridge then think you’ll try something different, something where you finish the first sip and say ‘bloody hell, I like that’. Then our work is done.


Lead-In Image Courtesy of Irene van der Meijs /; All Other Images Courtesy of Tai-Pan Beer Co. And Its Partners